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Answered By: Maureen Morasch
Last Updated: Nov 04, 2015     Views: 671

We know this can be a tricky task. Many students just copy and paste the link from the address bar to post for these types of assignments, but the links often create problems when you try to access the article again later.

The solution is to use a permalink instead. Permalinks are—wait for it—permanent links assigned to a specific article by the database. Using the permalink makes getting back to the article much easier.

So how do you find an article's permalink? The quickest way is to use the links in the Search@CULibraries record for the article.

1. In the results list of Search@CU Libraries, select the Details link.

2. Click on the Actions link in the right corner of the Details tab.

3. Click on the Permalink link in the dropdown menu.

4. A new box will open that contains the permalink for that article. To save this link, highlight, copy, and paste it into the discussion board, a Word document, etc.

But what if you found the article in a different database? Where you will find the permalink in each database is slightly different. Because of this, we have a guide that shows you where to find permalinks in each of our database.

Go to the Finding & Using Permalinks guide.

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